The National Junior Honor Society was founded in 1929 to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. NJHS strives to promote scholarship, character, service, citizenship, and leadership in today's middle school students. NJHS is a co-curricular activity at CPMS that supports LISD's 10 Ethical Principles. To be in NJHS is an honor, and once selected, students are required to maintain the high level of excellence through periodic checks of grades and service activities.
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High School Information:
9th graders are not allowed to join the National Honor Society, they must wait until 10th grade so the high school has a full year of grades with which to assess them. Not many 10th graders get in though, because it can be extremely difficult to meet the other criteria. The main problem areas of qualifications are leadership and community service. The High School is looking for well-rounded students, not just those that go home and study all the time to make straight A's. The high school wants students who are involved in community activities, sports, church, boy scouts, club sports, school clubs, etc. Other options in 10th grade and in high school may be to join Key Club, band, or something to get involved in when they come to high school. This will help them to have more "points" when they apply.
Their time in CPMS NJHS has no bearing on whether they are invited to join NHS.
Feel free to check out the Cedar Park High School's website for more information on the National Honor Society. CLICK HERE.